Prospect: Mitch Hyatt
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.
High School: North Gwinnett
Position: Offensive Tackle
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Ranking on Scout: 5-Star | No. 2 OT | No. 1 in Ga. | No. 4 Overall
Recruiting: This one seemed to be over before it got started. Hyatt has family ties (Dan Benish – Former Clemson Tiger) to Clemson and it had the lead out of the gates. He had national offers and he had some interest in schools like Auburn, Georgia, and Ohio State, but Clemson had him early on, and he ended the process a year in advance.
Scouting Report: Not your normal high school tackle, especially in his junior season. He is beyond his years fundamentally and he has a very good understanding of the game. He came up as a defensive lineman, so he has made a very good transition to offensive tackle.
He is still lean, but he has played basketball, so once he turns all his focus to football, he will quickly add weight and muscle. Strength is an area he needs development in and that will come.
Hyatt does so many things on an elite level. He is strong in run blocking and pass protection. He can pop up out of his stance a little at times causing him to lose leverage and play high, but that is not something he does too often. He fires off the ball very well, he can drive opponents off the ball, and he does a very good job of mirroring defenders on the edge.
He looks like a prototypical offensive tackle, a left tackle at that. He has great coordination and very good feet. He plays with good balance, he is a natural bender, and he is what you want in a tackle.
Overall, Hyatt is not your normal high school offensive lineman. He is big young man with an old-school look and attitude with new age athleticism. He does not come along all that often and he is so polished for his age. As he fills out his frame, he is only going to get better. He soaks in coaching, he plays with intensity, and he has Sundays written all over him.
Commitment Analysis: Mitch Hyatt
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